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2012 English Language Development Standards

The WIDA English Language Development (ELD) Standards represent the social, instructional, and academic language that students need to engage with peers, educators, and the curriculum in schools. 

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2012 English Language Development Standards, International Edition

This international edition of the WIDA ELD Standards was developed in response to growing interest from educators outside the U.S. for standards and assessments that can support and document the development of academic English among their students.

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2013 Spanish Language Development Standards

The 2013 Edition of the WIDA Spanish Language Development Standards, Kindergarten through Grade 12 is a resource for planning and implementing language instruction and assessment for emergent bilinguals who are learning academic content in Spanish. For educators using the WIDA English Language Development (ELD) Standards, this publication will also offer information on where the SLD standards fit within the larger WIDA system for instruction and assessment and how to use the SLD standards to have a broader understanding of the linguistic profile of students.

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Academic Vocabulary Development

WIDA Video Contest Winner

Andy Mizell plans engaging instruction that scaffolds learning for the wide range of English proficiency levels in his middle school ELL class. He begins by assessing his students and collaborating with other teachers to extend his academic language instruction across subject areas.

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ACCESS for ELLs Individual Student Score Notes

This document supports educators as they prepare to discuss ACCESS for ELLs score reports with students and their families.

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ACCESS for ELLs Interpretive Guide for Score Reports

This comprehensive document explains the types of scores reported by ACCESS for ELLs for students in Kindergarten and Grades 1-12.

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ACCESS for ELLs Online Sample Items User Guide

This guide explains how to use the Sample Items with students.

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ACCESS for ELLs Paper Sample Items User Guide

This guide explains how to use the Sample Items with students.

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ACCESS for ELLs Parent Handout (Arabic)

This document helps parents and families understand the ACCESS for ELLs assessment and its components.

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ACCESS for ELLs Parent Handout (Chinese)

This document helps parents and families understand the ACCESS for ELLs assessment and its components.

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